Barrier Beautification: Spring 2011 Open Call

This spring 2011, the New York City Department of Transportation is partnering again with the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit & New York Cares to paint selected barrier sites around the City. Individual artists or artist teams are invited to submit applications. DOT will help oversee artwork production, translation and design implementation. DOT and NY Cares will provide materials and tools to paint the design. Barrier sites will be primed and prepped in advance by NYC Community Cleanup. Each selected artist shall be assigned a site within one of the five boroughs and will be responsible for translating the design and overseeing the painting of the design onto the barriers. NY Cares volunteers will be assigned to assist each artist at a site on one Saturday in early spring 2011 to paint the design. To participate in this initiative, submit your application by Friday, February 25, 2011. Selected designs will be posted on the website and artists will be notified by phone within two weeks if selected. Visit to download the application. Also, we strongly suggest that you visit to view examples of completed projects to gain an understanding of the types of designs that have been approved by the Advisory Committee in the past.

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